In 2021, ALMA is … ALMA Workshop!
The 2021 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta program is seeking experienced artists, arts administrators, designers, urban planners, and local government officials to participate in a unique edition of ALMA aimed at developing creative, cross-sector proposals to community planning challenges. We’re calling it ALMA Workshop.
This special cohort of leaders will come together to learn about the arts in planning and then collaborate as creative project teams to address community needs with an arts and culture focus. Sessions will help participants understand why and how artists and arts organizations can be an essential part of civic, planning, and development processes. We will also discuss best practices for arts and culture and creative placemaking for the Atlanta region.
The 2021 program will include four virtual class sessions capped by group presentations and a distinguished panel review. Read more about it on What’s Next ATL.
Applications are open now!
ALMA participants are selected by the ALMA steering committee, a group of Atlanta Regional Council (ARC) staff and selected ALMA alumni. The committee seeks to select a diverse group of individuals with respect to ethnicity, gender, age, geography, profession, community service, and demonstrated leadership.
“I went to [an ARC workshop session on economic competitiveness] today and WOW. It was great! ALMA really helped me feel comfortable doing something like that and joining in the conversation. I feel like what we learned and discussed in ALMA gave me the tools and ignited my passion to participate more in shaping our region.”
Gretchen E. Butler, Theatrical Outfit; 2017 ALMA graduate
Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission. ARC is the regional planning agency for the Atlanta region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta.